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Elias Mayes Elias Mayes
Full Name: Elias Mayes
Other surnames: May, Mays
Date of birth: February 15, 1831
Date of death: 1910

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Republican Bryan / Brazos   Brazos
H 28 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (3) (4) (5)   Republican Bryan / Brazos   Brazos
(1) Republican. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) A. Asberry, Elias Mays, and R.B. Renfro [Rentfro], Republicans. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "The star indicates republican; those unmarked are democrats. [Note - Quite a number of the members who are marked democrats were elected as independents.]" Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Republican, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(5) "Mays campaigned and was elected on the Greenback ticket," p. 129. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Elias (Elius) Mayes (Mays). Birth date 1/1830 or 2/15/1831; death date 1/5/1910. Forever Free: Nineteenth Century African-American Legislators and Constitutional Convention Delegates of Texas, 2002.
  • MAYES, ELIAS (1831-?). Birth date 2/15/1831. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics," p. 107. The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • Biographical sketch, name Elias Mays. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biography, Elias May, p. 260. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 61-62. Birth date 2/18/1831; death date 7/5/1910. Elias [Elius] Mays, Appendix D. Through Many Dangers, Toils, and Snares: Black Leadership in Texas, 1868-1898, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in CLARKSVILLE, TEXAS Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in Historical Clarksville, 2000.
  • Elias Mays. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Biographical Information, p. 97. Born 2/15/1831. Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants: a History of the Negro in Texas Politics from Reconstruction to Disfranchisement, 1935.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Elias Mayes, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
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    Penitentiaries  
    Representation and Apportionment  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Counties and County Boundaries  
     

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